I need some help. I bought a Carlo Robelli from Sam Ash 26 days ago. The glue already has gone bad thus leaving the bottom of the bass coming apart. I was lucky since I got my money back. So know I want a solid, well playing bass. I know a luthier who is selling a Christopher DB204 for 2K. He will even make a custom bridge for it. The Other bass I am interested in is the Englehardt Es-9 Swingmaster. I love the look of it and heard nothing but great reviews so far. I like the idea of a thinner neck since my previous bass was clunky. I would love to hear some advice on these basses. Also, are there any good teaching videos. I already bought the Todd Phillips video and a Rufus Reid video. the rufus video seems to be a more for the intermediate. I am trying to meet teachers at festivals where pickers are in the parking lot. Any other help would be great. Thanks.